Orlando, FL - A small flicker of hope for the 2017 season was found burning in the heart of Jessica Koblens at a local restaurant late on Sunday evening as the long offseason and lack of post season allowed Koblens the ability to forget about the 2016 season and look forward to next year.
"I noticed... you know... THAT feeling, when I was at dinner with my friend," stated Koblens to The Nutmeg News. "I was no longer thinking about the failures of 2016, but rather was starting to look forward to first kick and the pre-season for the 2017 season. I was almost exited again."
Reportedly, Koblens had this revelation while staring at a plate of bucatini at Vincenzos Cucina Italiana on International drive.
"I really can't wait for 2017," stated Koblens to friend Erica Henderson. "I'm actually, finally over the way that the 2016 season ended. Heath is gone, Kreis is in and now he will have a full pre-season. I started thinking about another year of singing for the boys in purple, celebrating Kaka, and hopefully not yelling things about his family at Nocerino."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Koblen holds out hope that Orlando City will struggle through the first 3/4s of the season, make a great signing, sneak into the playoffs, and then win MLS Cup on the road.